Sunday 24 March 2019

Budget won't cover some roads this winter

Sara Gahan

Councillors are worried about the 'roads and paths crumbling' away this winter after it was revealed at last week's Gorey Municipal District meeting that the budget is not sufficient enough for what is needed.

Neville Shaw, district engineer, said it is a struggle to get the roads programme complete as they also have to consider other jobs that need to be done outside of the programme.

'We work with what we are given,' added Mr Shaw.

Cllr Byrne said he is afraid for what might happen to the already bad roads and paths if Ireland has another bad winter.

'Gorey is the second best performing town in the county,' said chairman Cllr John Hegarty, who would like to see an improvement on the roads and footpaths in north Wexford.

Cllr Byrne said Gorey has a serious infrastructure problem with roads and footpaths. He added the budget there does not meet their demands.

Cllr Robbie Ireton complemented the hard-work done by Mr Shaw and the staff, as only two roads had been deferred in 2018.

Gorey Guardian